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EVENTS

This weekend

BONEYARD ARTS FESTIVAL

What: A four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in the community. Presented annually every spring by 40 North | 88 West. The Boneyard, more than a traditional art walk, is a unique countywide celebration showcasing visual artists along with musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers of all kinds in sharing their creativity throughout Champaign County.

When: All day, various times, April 4-7, see boneyardartsfestival.org/.

Where: Over 90 venues at University of Illinois campus (April 4), Champaign and Urbana (April 5 and 6), Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet, St. Joseph and Sidney (Out and About, April 7).

More info: boneyardartsfestival.org/ or 40North.org.

15TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF QUILTS

What: Cunningham Children's Home's signature fundraiser. Festival includes a collection of show quilts, a quilt auction, quilt boutique, bake sale, lunch and a gift shop. Speakers include Sally Dodge on "Five Things You Need to Know to Change the Size of Your Quilt" at 11 a.m. April 5, and Judy Gamble on"Color Theory and Uses in Watercolor" at 11 a.m. April 6.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 6.

Where: Spiritual Life Center, 1301 Cunningham Ave., U, on the Cunningham Children's Home campus.

Cost: Admission, a suggested donation of $5.

More info: Call 217-367-3728 or cunninghamhome.org.

BROCTON RED BARN MARKET

What: The 19th annual Antiques and Crafts Show. A juried show. More than 50 vendors. Food available all day.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6.

Where: Red Barn, Brocton. Located on Illinois 49, 5 miles south of U.S. 36 or 5 miles north of Illinois 133.

Cost: Admission $3; free parking. Children under 12 free with adult.

More info: broctonil.org or call 217-385-2450.

CU AT THE HOME SHOW

What: The Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois is bringing back this fun event for the whole family where you can interact with experts and professionals. Meet in person about your building dreams, home improvement ideas and projects and explore emerging trends in home design, decor, remodeling and smart home technologies. Brought to you by Lanz, Inc.

When: 3 to 8 p.m. April 5, a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 .

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: $5 per family.

More info:Email info@HBAECI.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/257100391839216/

SPRING SHINE CELEBRATION

What: Family friendly events to celebrate Springtime and Easter. On April 5, celebrate the 192nd birthday of Danville at City of Danville's First Friday event. Free inflatables, yard games, face-painting, balloon animals, music and more. Joyful Bubbles will be on hand. Kids' Day Out on April 6. Chance to take pictures with Downtown Danny, Danville's Easter bunny, all kids will receive a treat and have a chance to enter a free raffle to win a new bike. Other activities include a puppet show at 1 p.m. on stage, a farm animal petting zoo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and more. Joyful Bubbles will be downtown, 10 a.m. to noon.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. April 5 at Kresge Park; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at Temple Plaza..

Where: Kresge Park and Temple Plaza, downtown Danville.

More info: Call 217-431-2274 or facebook.com/downtowndanvilleil/

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Boneyard Arts Festival events. Join Matt Riggs for a sustainability tour of the brewery.Come get down to the soufull, hip-hop, R&B, funk, neosoul, old-school, and 90s goodness of New Souls at Blackbird. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: Tour, 7 to 8 p.m.; music, 9 p.m. April 5.

Where: Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Road, U. Blackbird Urbana, 119 W. Main St., U.

More info: Imbibe Urbana - Home | Facebook, facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

14TH ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL

What:Participants bake, cook or otherwise create dishes inspired by fiction or non-fiction literary works or characters. All entries will be exhibited, then eaten. Hosted by the University Library in collaboration with Common Ground Co-op and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

When: Drop off entries, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; public viewing begins, 11:30 a.m.; awards ceremony, 12:10 p.m.; eating of books, 12:45 p.m. April 6.

Where: Common Ground Food Co-op, Lincoln Square Mall, 300 S. Broadway, U.

More info: http://www.library.illinois.edu/geninfo/edible-book-festival/ or facebook.com/CUEdibleBooks.

EGGS-PLORATION

What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt for ages 0-13. Hunting in waves this year, with the first egg hunt starting at noon for ages 0-4 years. At 12:20 p.m., 5-8 year olds, and 9-13 year olds at 12:40 p.m. Bring a basket.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. April 6.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3971.

TWIN CITIES COMIC BOOK CONVENTION

What: Dealers from three states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related collectibles for sale, and are also looking to buy.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 Killarney St., U.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-657-1599 or epguides.com/comics.

WORLDFEST CELEBRATION OF PERFORMING ARTS

What: Spurlock celebrates its 14th annual WorldFest event with performances from around the world, plus crafts for all ages. International music and storytelling — Murilo Mendes, pifano, a Brazilian flute; Ensemble Adilei, traditional polyphonic songs and chants of the Eurasian nation of Georgia; Minu Pasupathi, le classical and light classical South Indian Carnatic Music; Mike Speller, a teller of stories from around the world. Family-friendly. Sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

When: 12:30 to 5 p.m. April 7.

Where: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

Next week

TENTH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN-URBANA EMPTY BOWLS DINNER AND RAFFLE

What: All proceeds go to Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Choose from over 300 handcrafted bowls donated by local artists, meet featured Artist Roger Kirkwood, and enjoy a bowl of gourmet soup and homemade bread. Tickets available at the event.

When: 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 10.

Where: Silvercreek Restaurant, 402 N. Race St., U.

Cost: Adults, $25; children, $10, includes meal and a bowl. Raffle tickets, $10/each or three for $20.

More info: facebook.com/cuemptybowls/.

SCHLARMAN ACADEMY'S SPRING RAFFLE FINAL DRAWING PARTY

What: Join us or our one big drawing party featuring the Feudin' Hillbillys. Doors open at 7 p.m. and drawing is at 9 p.m. Band will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight. The grand prize of $100,000 will be drawn as well as 49 other cash prizes. Event is open to the public with no cover charge.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight April 12.

Where: Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

More info: Call 217-442-1184 or email jpicillo@schlarman.com.

EASTER BONNETROO FESTIVAL AND PARADE

What: Open House and Easter Egg Game event, featuring special sales at downtown merchants. Visit Downtown Danny the Easter Bunny at his house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Temple Plaza, several food vendors, special guests and a variety of entertainment, including The Dixie Flyer Band from noon to 1 p.m. Puppet show performance, 1 to 2 p.m. Shops host a Merchant Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m., where bonnet wearing participants visit the stores and gather eggs with a chance to win a grand prize

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13.

Where: Temple Plaza, downtown Danville.

More info: Call 217-431-2274 or facebook.com/downtowndanvilleil/

18th ANNUAL YMCA DINNER & AUCTION

What: Join us we celebrate the leadership and achievement of this year's award winners and the success of our Transforming Lives, Connecting Communities Major Funds Campaign. The evening features silent and live auction items dinner (with dessert and free-flowing wine) and a fun night of recognizing the inspiring leadership and impact of YMCA volunteers.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $20-$85; couple, $150; table of eight, $600; Y student member, free; at universityymca.org/auction.

More info: Call 217-337-1500.

COME HOME GALA

What: Featured in the 50th-Anniversary Weekend (April 12-14). A display a patron-populated timeline, acoustic musical performances, complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Formal remarks followed by a performance of an original composition by Steve Dawson, performed by Dawson and Jupiter String Quartet, complemented by a slideshow of Krannert Center images. DJ music and dancing will follow. Register at krannertcenter.com.

When: 6 p.m. April 13. Lobby, free (Music starts at 6 p.m., formal remarks at 7 p.m., DJ and dancing at 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

More info: Call 217-333-6280.

FILMS

This weekend

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Metropolis" (1927). Not rated. 153 minutes. This influential film portrays a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and city planners.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. April 6.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $6, additional $1 processing fee (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

C-U JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

What: A film series exploring Jewish life, culture, and politics. Presented by The Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation. The fourth film in the series, "Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas," April 7. Each showing will be followed by a discussion of the film, led by a specialist in the subject matter. Supported by the Dr. Samuel & Sadie Small Fund for Jewish Arts and Culture of the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Endowment Foundation.

When: 4 p.m. April 7.

Where: Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C.

Cost: Single tickets, $10.

More info: Call 217-355-0068 or thearttheater.org.

Next week

ASIALENS

What: AEMS Documentary and Independent Film Series. "Finding KUKAN" (2017). 75 minutes. Filmmaker Robin Lung pieces together the inspirational tale of the two renegades behind the making of the "lost" KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China Introduction and post-screening discussion to be determined.

When: 7 p.m. April 9.

Where: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: email aems@illinous.edu, call 217-333-9597 or aems.illinois.edu/events/asialens.htm

21ST ANNUAL EBERT FILM FEST

What: Hosted by Chaz Ebert. Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace," kick offs this festival, followed by a community choir performance. This year's festival is dedicated to Scott Wilson's memory. "A Year of the Quiet Sun" (1984), is on April 12. Other films: "Bound," "Rachel Getting Married," "Coeur Fidele" ("The Faithful Heart"), April 11; "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Cane River," "Cold War," April 12; "Sideways," Won't You Be My Neighbor?", "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" and "Almost Famous," April 13." Festival guests appear onstage for Q&As after their respective films.

When: April 10-13.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Festival passes, $150; additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online and phone sales only). Tickets for individual movies will be available April 1.

More info: ebertfest.com or call 217-356-9063.

MUSIC

This weekend

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Ryan Byfield and Nuclei for reggae, soca, jazz, ska, R&B, neo-soul, and more. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. April 4.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

CLARINET CHOIR

What: School of Music. The Clarinet Choir enjoys a long and storied history as both an integral part of the UI band program as well as a catalyst for the creation of hundreds of arrangements for this unique ensemble.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 4.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

THE HUNTS

What: Hailing from Chesapeake, Virginia, this alt-folk band of seven siblings have been playing music together for nearly their entire lives and have honed an uplifting, joyous sound.

When:7:30 p.m. April 4.

Where: Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $7-$17.

More info: doudnatix.com, call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

DOCHA (DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN CHAMBER MUSIC)

What: Celebrating 10 years of bringing world-class music to the community. Young People's Concert, "Musical Moods" at 10 a.m. April 5 and 1 p.m. April 6, featuring Rami Vamos and Erica Cruz Hernandez. Comical and educational musical field trip program for school children, April 5. Family friendly and open to the public, April 6.Chamber Music Performances, 7 p.m. April 5, Grand Night for Singing by Lyric Theatre Illinois; 7 p.m. April 6 by Jupiter String Quartet; and 5 p.m. April 7 by Yvonne Redman, Bernhard Scully, Michael Tilley and Stefan Milenkovich.; open to all ages.

When: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 5; and 1 and 7 p.m. April 6 and 5 p.m. April 7.

Where: The Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Free. No tickets are required. Food and beverages will be sold at the 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. events.

More info: docha.org or orpheumkids.net.

KENNEY CHESNEY

What: Kenny Chesney's Songs For The Saints Tour. With David Lee Murphy and Caroline Jones.

When: 7 p.m. April 5.

Where:State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $39.50 -$95.50 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Mariah Henderson. She has won numerous awards from the Illinois Country Music association including Female Vocalist of the year. A spaghetti dinner will be served before the show by the Monticello Boy Scouts.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. April 5.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.ANNUAL PLAYATHONWhat: A variety of free solo and ensemble performances by students and faculty from the Conservatory of Central Illinois. Winning groups from the Annual Faucett Memorial Chamber Ensemble Festival, the Church Street Ramblers and the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra at 1 p.m. The marathon performance will raise money for the financial aid, community outreach and programs of the conservatory. Participants seek sponsorships for time that they are performing. Call to sponsor a performance Part of the Boneyard Arts Festival.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6.

Where:Lincoln Square Village, Urbana.

Cost: Free to listen.

More info: Call 217-356-9812.

PRAIRIE BREEZES PRESENTS VINTAGE DISNEY: A BONEYARD ARTS EVENT

What: Champaign Urbana Symphony's String Quartet perform melodies from Pinocchio, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Coco, and Frozen along with projected pictures. The concert features Janice Lee and Eun Namkung, violin; Jieyeon Schleicher, viola; Barbara Hedlund, cello; and Ronald Hedlund, narrator.

When:3 to 3:45 p.m. April 6.

Where:The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-4069 or urbanafreelibrary.org.

UI WOMEN'S CLUB

What: School of Music. Mom's Day Concert, featuring the premier women's choir at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The choir performs a wide variety of repertoire chosen from all periods and styles of Western art music as well as works from other cultures.

When: 2 p.m. April 6.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

DOWN HOME COUNTRY OPRY

What: Hosted by The Horizon Band with guests, Paul Lewis and Jason Gentry. Food will be available.

When:Doors open at 4:30 with food available at 5:30 p.m.; music and dancing, 6 to 9 p.m. April 6.

Where: Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St.

Cost:$10.

More info:Call 309-261-9725.

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What: Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest, Mike Porter, a multi-talented, energetic entertainer that sings everything from the classics, to 50's and 60's. A ham dinner with all the trimmings will be served starting at 5 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. April 6.

Where: Bellflower Community Center, gymnasium, 202 Center St.

Cost: Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free. Meal, $6 for adults, children are free.

More info: 217-898-7493 or 309-722-3497.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What:Featuring Battle Creek Country. Food for sale by the Piper City Sesquicentennial; chicken and noodles, slaw, pie and drink.

When: 7 p.m. April 6. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those wanting to purchase food).

Where: Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St.

Cost: Adults, $10; children ages 12 and younger, free.

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

UI BLACK CHORUS

What: School of Music. Mom's Day Concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 6.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

CANADIAN BRASS

What: Marquee Classical Mix Series.

When: 3 p.m. April 7.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$33.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SUNDAY HARMONY WITH MID-OCTOBER

What: This alternative/indie duo incorporates the love they share into the music they write.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. April 7.

Where:Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N. Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

Next week

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 8 (second and fifth Mondays of every month).

Where:Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Where: Meet in the hallway near Spark Museum and Play Café at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-621-2631 or email kleiss@illinois.edu.

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER AND THE MEMPHIS SOULPHONY

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Bridgewater and the band will perform her latest album, "Mempis... Yes, I'm Ready."

When: 7:30 p.m. April 9.

Where: Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

THE JUPITER STRING QUARTET

What:The quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois, collaborates with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology for the World Premiere of Quantum Rhapsodies, a live performance on quantum physics and its role in our universe.

When: 6 p.m. April 10. A reception precedes the performance at 5 p.m., and a meet and greet with the performers and creators follows at 7 p.m.

Where: Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U.

Cost:Free, registration encouraged, https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1449126.

More info: http://www.jupiterquartet.com.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT

What: A joint concert, titled "A Musical Spring Fling," features the Parkland College Concert Band with Urbana High School's Woodwind Choir, Brass Choir, and Percussion Ensembles.

When: 7 p.m. April 10.

Where: Urbana High School Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St., U.

Cost: Free and open to public.

More info: Email parklandpresents@parkland.edu or parkland.edu/musicensemblesl.

CANADIAN BRASS WITH UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WIND SYMPHONY

What: Canadian Brass present a school-day performance for area students through the Krannert Center Youth Series. With the UI Wind Symphony, they will perform the world premier of "Quintessence," a work written for the two ensembles by composer Dana Wilson.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 10.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

VINO & VIBES

What: Music by The Chickadee Sermon (folk and bluegrass).

When: 4 to 6 p.m. April 13.

Where:Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

DANCING

This weekend

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: Weekly swing social dancing. All are welcome. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No partner or special shoes needed.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, April 4-25.

Where:Room 314, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org or email events@illiniswing.org..

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Line dance lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. April 5.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: First evening of the Marchfest. Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Big Bluestem. Gail Hintze, caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. April 5.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: Call 217-359-8225 or urbana-contra.org.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Backsliders on the second, Battle Creek on the third and the Fabulous Hoedads on the fourth Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 12.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

COLAB DANCE, MUSIC, AND COSTUME PERFORMANCE

What: Boneyard Arts Festival. This artistic, collaborative dance/music/fashion performance features the Dance at Illinois COLAB class, with students from music, dance, anthropology, and education wearing ensembles designed and constructed by students from the School of Art + Design's Fashion Design class. Audience members are invited to gather in the Krannert Center Lobby by Stage 5 where they will be guided to the areas where the performance will take place.

When: 1:30 p.m. April 4.

Where: Lobby, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

ARTIST PERFORMANCE: AUTUMN KNIGHT "DOCUMENTS"

What: Following her 2017 solo exhibition In Rehearsal, and on the occasion of the release of the exhibition's catalog, New York-based performance artist Autumn Knight returns to KAM for "Documents," a public reading of documentation that serves to authenticate and legitimize citizenship. The reading is interactive in conversation with the audience. "Documents" underlines how different audiences and relationships to power may influence this reading.

When: 7 p.m. April 4.

Where: Lower Level, Hood Classroom, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info:http://kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1861.

APRIL FOOL'S COMEDY BASH

What: C-U Comedy Club. Featuringthe best of the Midwest, Merrit Landsteiner (Laugh Factory Comedy Club,Chicago), Josh Freeman and Kyle Fields (Donnie B's Comedy Club/Mason City Comedy Club), Mikel Matthews (C-U Comedy Club) and Justin Tuttle (C-U Comedy Club, Jukebox Comedy Club, Penguin's Comedy Club).

When: 8:30 to 10 p.m. April 5.

Where: C-U Comedy Club (inside of Soma Ultralounge), 320 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets, $12, in advance.

More info: Call 217-356-4784, cucomedy.com or email jesse@cucomedy.com.

Next week

SHORT STORY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY

What: Come listen to a dramatic reading of the top three, community submitted short stories and find out who will receive our grand prize for best short story in 2019. Registration is recommended, champaign.org/events).

When: 7 to 8 p.m. April 11.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-403-2070.

INSYNC: CU'S PREMIER LIP-SYNCING CONTEST

What:To benefit Pediatric Therapy Services at Carle. Tickets include beer, wine, and food. Register your lip-syncing act now: Text INSYNC to 71777.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. April 13. Doors open, 7 p.m.; contest. 8 p.m.

Where: The City Center at Fat City, 505 S. Chestnut St., C.

Cost: Tickets, $75.

More info:Call 217-383-3021 or carle.org/give/insync.

THEATER

This weekend

'BECAUSE I AM YOUR QUEEN'

What: Illinois Theatre premieres this devised piece, created using Moment Work by Tectonic Theatre founding member Barbara McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed by our students. A fast, funny wicked take on femininity, power and pleasure.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 4-6, and 3 p.m. April 7.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

'LET HIM SLEEP 'TIL IT'S TIME FOR HIS FUNERAL'

What: Tri-County Players. In this comedy everything goes from bad to awful.

When:7 p.m. April 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. April 7.

Where: Paxton Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton.

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 217-379-7028.

'MARISOL'

What: The Celebration Company. The play written by the Puerto Rican playwright José Rivera earned Rivera a 1993 Obie Award for playwriting.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. $10 for everyone on the first Friday performance.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

'THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN'

What: Parkland Theatre presents the Mel Brooks musical. Talkback on April 4 following the show with director, Chelsea Collier. Zych, the cast and crew.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 4-6, 12, 13, 3 p.m. April 14, 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20, 3 p.m. April 21.

Where:Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$16. Opening night is half-price night.

More info: Call 217-351-2528, parkland.edu/theatre or email theatre@parkland.edu.

'SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.'

What: Featuring the students of the Future Stars Dance & Drama Program. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.

When: 7 p.m. April 5, 2 and 7 p.m. April 6, 2 p.m. April 7.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'

What: A hilarious and heartwarming story about life, love and loss presented by Charleston Community Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 6, 2 p.m. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 2 p.m. April 14.

Where: The Charleston Elks Lodge #623, lower level, 720 6th St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

More info: charlestoncommunitytheatre.com or call 877-842-3267.

'WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION'

What: Red Mask Players. Suspenseful thrillerwritten by Agatha Christi.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6, 2 p.m. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13, 2 p.m. April 14.

Where: Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $18-$20.

More info: Call 217-442-5858, email boxoffice@redmaskplayers.com or redmaskplayers.com.

Next week

'FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF'

What: This first work of Ntozake Shange centers around seven women of color and tells their story through a unique blend poetry, drama, music, and dance.

When:7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 2 p.m. April 14.

Where: The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$13.

More info: Call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

'GODSPELL'

What:The Beef House Dinner Theatre production of the musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer of "Wicked."

When: Evening shows April 12 and 13, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees April 13 and 14, doors open at 11:30 p.m., show at 1 p.m. CDT (12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. EDT). Matinee shows on Dec. 15 and 20 are sold out but more tickets may open up. Call to be added to a wait list.

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $48.

More info:Call 765-793-4770 or beefhouserolls.com.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

NATURE PLAY KIDS

What: For ages 3-6 with adult. Creative play time with guidance and additional supplies from a nature play facilitator. Weekly themes depend on current events in nature; announced the week before each program. Outdoors except in cases of severe weather. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged to have enough supplies; call to register.

When:10 to 11 a.m. April 5 and 12.

Where:Friendship Grove Nature Playscape, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:$4 per child; kids under 6 months, free.

More info:Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: FROG FOLLIES!

What: Program for preschoolers ages 2-6. Learn all about frogs, including how they say more than "ribbit!" This is a chance for parents/guardians to engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather; may go for a short hike. Register by April 4 at ccfpd.org. First Friday of each month; a new topic each month.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. April 5.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

What:Walk with Champaign County Audubon Society leaders and search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake. All skill levels are welcome (under 15 years with supervising adult). Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques. Bring binoculars or borrow one from the center with a refundable credit card deposit of $15 (pick up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday).

When:7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, April 7 through May 26.

Where:Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org.

WETLAND WONDERSWhat: Join wetland scientists from the University of Illinois to learn about wetland animals, soils, water, and plants through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 7.

Where: The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

2 More info: Call 17-367-4069 or urbanafreelibrary.org.

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 5-10 minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays April through October. Held during daylight savings hours only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. Winter run usually first Tuesday in November.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or email funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org..

FROG CALL SURVEY: FIELD TRAINING

What: This optional training session is intended for those who attended the first Frog Call Survey training session in February, and are looking to get some field experience. Get an idea of what to listen for during frog call monitoring. Begin with a brief indoor review, and then head outside to practice frog call monitoring skills. Register by April 20 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 11.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 p.m. April 13.

Where: Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul. Launching in the field south of the airport.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

PROTECTING THE NIGHT: A DARK SKY CELEBRATION

What: The International Dark Sky Association is a worldwide organization that works to protect our dark skies. They draw attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promote simple solutions available to mitigate it. Learn about the night sky and lighting pollution, participate in hands-on activities, create and take home special crafts, speak with astronomy experts, and peer through a few telescopes. No registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where: Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Join members of the Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society for the monthly observatory open house. Look at astronomical objects through their many telescopes. Use the newly refurbished primary dome instrument, a 16 primary diameter mirror Cassegrain telescope. Watches are held monthly on Saturday evening after the first-quarter moon. This event is canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies. Call if the weather is iffy.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where:CUAS Observatory, County Road 700 E, C. Take I57 south to Exit 229 which is Monticello Road. Turn Right onto Monticello Road and go 1.5 miles West. Turn Left onto County Road 700 E and proceed 1 / 2 mile South to the Observatory.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2567 if the weather is iffy.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Exhibition, "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through May 11. Spring special exhibitions, "From Hand to Hand: Painting and the Animation of History in Northern India," "Emphatic: American Painting from the Collection" and "Renaissance to Modern Remix: Highlights from the European & American Art Collection," all through May 12. KAM's collection galleries, including Encounters: The Arts of Africa the award-winning gallery of art from Africa and the African diaspora and a completely refreshed Ancient Mediterranean gallery on the lower level.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays when University classes are in session; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free admission; suggested donation, $3.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: Exhibit opening: "Chess: Gymnasium of the Mind." Playful by Design hosts a special exhibit opening event. Part of the second annual Spring Symposium held April 4-6 by Playful by Design, an interdisciplinary game studies consortium at the University of Illinois.

When: 2 to 4:45 p.m. April 4. Open, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and university holidays. Through July 7.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: "Annual Edgar County Student Art Show."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through April 28.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society, the museum contains donated artifacts, pictures and documents telling the history of Farmer City's businesses, schools, churches, organizations, farm life and people

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; or call to set up appointments.

Where: 224 S. Main St., Farmer City.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-928-3488 or 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

What: The Georgetown Historical Society has reopened the museum. Unique antiques and collectables from the past.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. April 4. For groups, call or text Betty Manning at 217-260-2475 or text the Georgetown Historical Society to arrange a private tour; call at least 24 to 48 hours in advance.

Where: 510 N. Main St., Georgetown.

More info: Call 217-260-2475 or Georgetown Historical Society/ Facebook.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What: Works by Watseka Glenn Raymond Middle School and Watseka Community High School Art Students in the Art Gallery.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. Through April.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: iroquoiscountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 815-432-2215 or 815-432-3730.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Boneyard Arts Festival: Centennial High School and the museum are 50 years old this year and are combining celebrations. See artwork of students from Centennial who have learned about the history of 1968-1969 in Champaign County through the exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose," meet and greet the artists, Centennial Choir will perform 60's songs, and make and take a masterpiece using multimedia materials available.

When:1 to 4 p.m. April 7.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: The 19th annual Brain Awareness Day, an interactive science outreach event geared towards K-12. Hosted by the University of Illinois Neuroscience Program.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. April 13.

What: Night at the Museum, monthly evening drop-off program for kids ages 4- to 12-years-old. Kids have fun in the museum after hours playing on their favorite exhibits. A pizza dinner is provided. Registration required.

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Free for Brain Awareness Day; $25 for non-members, $20 for members for Night at the Museum.

More info: orpheumkids.com, email education@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"Banjos, Mandolins, and John Philip Sousa America's Musical Paradox" through Aug. 2; "Samuel S. Stewart and America's Banjo" through Sept. 27.

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends, UI holidays.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: 'Lincoln the Great Communicator." Learn more about Looking for Lincoln and The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. A theatrical style performance by noted Lincoln impersonator George Buss will be joined by Illinois folk musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo in their new show.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 4.

What: Exhibit, "Down on the Farm," highlights the agricultural history of Vermilion County and honors the 100th Anniversary of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through May.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 217-442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: Two main floors covering wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, the Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Admission, $2-$4; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

More info: Call 217-431-0034, vcwm.org or email vcwm@comcast.net.

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

James B. Kaler Science Lecture: "Artificial Intelligence: Making a Brain out of Data and Compute" by University of Illinois Assistant Professor Dr. Alexander Schwing, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 7 p.m. April 5.

Main feature:"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 5-May 31.

Children's features:"Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 6-27.

Fulldome light shows: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," 9 p.m. April 5 and 6.

Sky show:"Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, April 12-May 31.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission, $5-$6. Lectures, $2 with Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium admitted free of charge.

More info: Call 217-351-2568 or 217-351-2446.

EXHIBITS

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Eggtastic. Create homemade dyes that will make your holiday eggs look like bird eggs. Dress for mess and bring your own hard-boiled eggs and containers. Afterwards, take a natural dye booklet to continue the fun at home Age 8 and up; under 15 with registered adult.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. April 13.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: $6 C-U resident ($9 non-resident) if registered by March 30.

More info:Call 217-367-1544.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AT MCKINLEY

What: Exhibit, "Engage 4 Freedom," an interactive, rotating exhibition featuring the original Norman Rockwell works accompanied by community and student artwork and interactive expressions of freedom in the 21st Century. The McKinley Foundation is a partner of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through May.

Where: in the corridor connecting the McKinley Foundation and Presby Hall, 405 E. John St., C.

More info: Call 217-344-0297 or mckinley-foundation.org/artists-alley.

BOOTH LIBRARY

What: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a new exhibit, "On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond."

When: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. Through May 31.

Where: Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space or call 217-581-6072.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Josh Doniek, Centennial High School; Lucy Christianson, Franklin Middle School; and Amy Lozar, South Side Elementary School.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Closed holidays. Through mid-May.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children's area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

40 POINT ONE

What: "PAPER TRAIL | page 2," a juried show, featuring work from 30 local artists.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through April 15.

Where:40 North's art space, 1300 S. Neil St., C (inside Consolidated Communications).

Cost: Free.

More info:Email kwhite@40north.org.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit opening for "More Than Migration: Monarch Butterflies. Bring Us Together." Visit the new exhibit and pick up free milkweed seeds, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hands-on monarch activities and crafts, 2 p.m. Presentation by Janet Townsend, president of the Ford Iroquois Master Gardeners, "What is your connection to monarch butterflies?"

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6.

Where: Interpretive Center, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org or ccfpd.org/education/interpretive-center-homer-lake.

KENNEKUK COUNTY PARK EDUCATION CENTER

What: A collection of art by Julie Colbyon, a member of Danville Art League. Over 20 realistic and whimsical pieces on display.

When: Winter and spring hours are limited, call to make arrangements. Through April 30.

Where: 2296 Henning Road, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: vccd.org, call 217-442-1691 or email ldarling@vccd.org or thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

MEADOWBROOK INTERPRETIVE CENTER

What: Boneyard Arts Festival Art Show. Sculptor Jaci Willis will be on hand with a special exhibit. Her sculptures "Surge" at Wandell Sculpture Garden and "Big Fish, Little Fish" at Phillips Recreation Center are the inspiration for more than 80 works of art by students from our SPLASH program.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. April 6.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S. Race St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Opening for Art at the Y exhibition, "Queering UP The Arts," curated by the UP Center to showcase local and regional queer artists, as the Y's Boneyard Arts Festival offering. Also on view in the gallery April 15-27, "The Legacy Wall," a traveling interactive LGBT history exhibit will showcase the contributions historically significant LGBTQ individuals have made in a wide array of fields.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Open, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through May 12.

Where: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-337-1500 or universityymca.org/art.

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Opening reception for "Parkland College Art & Design Student Juried Exhibition." Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays, Sundays. April 8 through May 4.

Where: Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: "Champaign County Town and Country Amateur Art Show 2019." Work from both youth and adult divisions are displayed.

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through April 13.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-819-3909, email michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or champaignparks.com/art-exhibits.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: Exhibition installation, "Come Wind, Come Weather," Brainard and eGallery. Sue de Beer presents two of her films in concert: The Blue Lenses (2015) and The White Wolf (2018). As the spring's signature exhibition, several programs will explore the themes presented in Come Wind, Come Weather.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through May 19.

Where: Brainard & eGallery, 2010 Ninth St. (South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

Cost: Free.More info: eiu.edu/tarble, call 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

TOLONO PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Boneyard Arts Festival. Artist Melinda Wilcox will display her original artwork that centers around nature, flowers, and landscapes. The library will also host a variety of fun family-friendly crafts and activities.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. April 7.

Where: 111 E. Main St., Tolono.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-485-5558, https://tolonolibrary.org/ or email programs@tolonolibrary.org.

UI LIBRARY

What: Moms Weekend Open House. Books on display: new acquisitions and spring-themed rare book favorites. Curators will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. to answer questions. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. April 4.

What: Spring exhibition, "Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman." Curated by Lynne M. Thomas, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book and Manuscript Professor.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through May 24.

Where:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 217-333-3777.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Remembering Louie," ceramics and paintings by Louis Ballard.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through May 4.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, arts and crafts, and more. The second Saturday of each month will feature Art in the Square; musical performances from local artists.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April 6-27.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanamarket.org, call 217-384-2319 or email urbanamarket@urbanaillinois.us.

WINTER VERSION — DANVILLE FARMER'S MARKET

What: New location but many of your Danville Farmer's Market vendors from the Fischer and the Crossroads Church Summer Market. Variety of vendors with an assortment of items.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville.

More info: facebook.com/pg/DanvilleFM/events/ or call 217-474-2701.

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: Average 50 to 60 'Cream of the Crop' vendors in handcrafted items, direct sales and baked goods at each event.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 (third Saturday of every month).

Where: Merchant Building at Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 220 Jurgens Parkway, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.